WickiVanDe Veer is a painter who lives in Hanalei, Hawaii and Fallbrook California. Her paintings in oil, encaustic and watercolor are available for viewing at her website: wicki-van-de-veer.pixels.com. They are inspired by travels in Nepal, Japan and Tibet as well as by the rich cultural life and landscapes of the island of Kaua'i. Wicki also teaches painting and drawing to adults and children. Her residency in 2019 will be devoted to developing a series of drawings and poems.
Natalie Smith Parra’s creative nonfiction has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Calyx, and The Mommy Wars, a Random House anthology, and Dove Tales. She has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook, Norcroft, Mesa Refuge, and Wellstone, as well as a Barbara Deming Money for Women grant and a Puffin Artist’s grant. She is a native of Los Angeles, where she worked as a high school teacher of English and Spanish, and is a lifelong activist, most recently working in the field of prisoner civil rights. She is currently working on a short story collection about women and their relationship to the prison and legal systems.
Sarah Gorham has been an active educator and artist for 30 years exploring painting and mixed media work not only as a means towards a likeness of nature, but also as a path to discovering a new way of looking at landscapes and its’ relationship to self. In her work she seeks to capture an extreme moment of solitude and quiet, hoping to find and depict the energy of a single moment of time, or emotion in her work. She investigates this stillness, this peace, this mindufulness in her landscapes, seascapes, sky paintings and her mixed media encaustic constructions.